India vs Pakistan 2019 Cricket World Cup: The Indian captain was vocal about the all-important India vs Pakistan clash at Old Trafford.
With India’s third match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge been called-off, all the focus has now moved on towards arguably the biggest match of the tournament in India vs Pakistan.
There is no hiding to the fact that India taking on Pakistan at Old Trafford on this Sunday is likely to allure bountiful eyeballs across the globe. The enthralling clash between the arch-rivals in the biggest tournament has witnessed several memorable instances over the years.
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) June 13, 2019
India vs Pakistan 2019 Cricket World Cup
Speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony, India captain Virat Kohli admitted the match to be a marquee event all over the world and a match which brings out the best from the Indian team. “It’s been competitive for years, it’s a marquee event all over the world, honour to be a part of the big game. Brings out the best in all of us,” Kohli was quoted as saying.
Laying emphasis on executing the game plans well, Kohli also talked about the mindset going into such a clash. What will further put a lot of pressure on India is their effort to defend their unbeaten spree in World Cup against Pakistan.
“For Sunday, we know we’re there when it comes to the mindset. Just about going out there and having a game plan, executing it. As soon as you enter the field, it’s calm and relaxed. The atmosphere from the outside, for the first time, it’s a bit intimidating, but we’ll look to execute well,” Kohli said.
Even Sarfraz Ahmed, Kohli’s counterpart for Sunday, admitted to the match against India being a ‘big match’. “India-Pakistan is a big match so we’ll try our level best,” Ahmed had said yesterday during the post-match presentation ceremony of Pakistan’s match against Australia at Taunton.